The Final Solution [53-Words]
A pitiful man, a crusty stump where his hand should be, scurries furtively by the railroad tracks. He died fighting in 1942, protecting his family as they were beaten into a gore-filled boxcar. Evacuation. "Umsiedlung nach Osten," the lie. He exists in a state of turmoil, wandering tracks. Gazing osten, toward the sunrise.
By Lisa H. Owens
Inspired by a July, 2021 Press 53-Word Theme Prompt :
Challenge: July’s birthstone is the ruby. "Ruby" comes from the Latin word ruber, meaning “red.” If you add the letter b, we get “rubber,” which is named for being efficient at rubbing off pencil marks. "Pencil" rhymes with "tinsel" and some people celebrate Christmas in July. What was I saying? I’ve gotten off track.
Write a 53-word story about a train
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